Mangalore, Oct 09, 2014: Speaking to media here on Ocober 8, Mangalore City Police Commissioner R Hithendra stated that in order to control the rapidly increasing cyber crimes, the Sate government has sanctioned a cyber crime police station for the Western range. He went to say, that the police station will be established at the old office of Mangalore East Traffic ACP at Kadri.
The cyber crime police will cover Mangalore City Police Commissionerate limits as well. The government has sanctioned cyber crime police station to all the ranges in Karnataka. The City Police Commissionerate will provide infrastructure facilities to the station.
It is gathered that suitable staff will be deployed for the cyber crime police station. The entire functioning of the Cyber crime police station will be handled by the CID under the guidance of DGP CID. The Police Commissioner said that all the cases registered under IT Act will be investigated by the local police with the help of cyber crime police. The station will assist in combating cyber crimes.
The complaints regarding online fraud will also be taken up by the police. Depending on the range of financial frauds, the police will probe the cases. The police will be trained on ways to deal with cyber crimes such as skimming scams and data counterfeiting. All the financial implications of white collared crimes will be handled by the cyber crime police.
Out post for Moodbidri : The commissioner said that the City Police Commissionerate had submitted a proposal to set up a police outpost at Moodbidri. The proposal is pending before the government.
After the theft of precious idols from Siddantha Mandira of Guru Basadi in Jain Mutt at Moodbidri last year, the City Police Commissionerate had issued detailed guidelines for the safety of Basadis in Moodbidri. The police had directed the authorities to deploy private security personnel. However, citing the reason of no income from basadis, the authorities are seeking the government’s help to safeguard the basadis.
To a query on theft at Shanthinatha Basadi on Tuesday, Mr Hithendra said that the police suspect the hand of local labourers in the theft as none of the idols have been stolen and have taken away money from hundi. The police said thieves broke open a door that was not properly locked and entered the basadi. The police are investigating and the thieves are being tracked.